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Flights cancelled in UK as weather deteriorates

Flights cancelled in UK as weather deteriorates

Passengers at airports in the United Kingdom are facing the prospect of delays as strong winds cause transport disruption.

MET Office officials have issued severe weather warnings for numerous regions of the country, largely in the north, east and Scotland.

Hardest hit is Edinburgh Airport, which was earlier closed to inbound flights.

Departing aircraft will continue to be assessed on an individual basis.

In the south of England, Force 10 winds in the English Channel have forced the Port of Dover to close.

Heathrow Airport in London is warning passengers there are “a number” of delays and cancellations due to the adverse weather.

Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline.

The situation was repeated at Gatwick Airport to the south of London, with severe gales affecting some flights.

On the railway, East Coast Main Line trains between London and Scotland were forced to start and terminate at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.